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Custom Fire Apparatus Named New Sutphen Dealer for Minnesota, Wisconsin


May 19, 2015
By Business Wire News

DUBLIN, Ohio

Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc., a family-owned, 4th generation business based in Osceola, Wis., has been appointed a new dealer for Sutphen in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Custom Fire Apparatus designs and manufactures structural fire equipment and rescue squads. Now, the company also will market and service the full line of Sutphen fire apparatus products.

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Shown, left to right, are: Bob Lively, Sales Application Engineer, Sutphen; Wayde Kirvida, Factory S ...

Shown, left to right, are: Bob Lively, Sales Application Engineer, Sutphen; Wayde Kirvida, Factory Sales, Custom Fire Apparatus; Todd Winnenberg, Operations Manager, Service and Parts, Sutphen; James Kirvida, President and Founder, Custom Fire Apparatus; Ken Creese, Director, Sales and Marketing, Sutphen; and Scott Lumby, Factory Sales, Custom Fire Apparatus. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to building more than 30 firetrucks each year, Custom Fire Apparatus provides full service repairs, repainting and electrical work for its customers. Its mobile service truck enables the company to meet the needs of customers in remote areas of the state. It also is an authorized warranty center for Hale and Waterous pumps.

“We appreciate the long history of Sutphen, which has been in business since 1890,” said Jim Kirvida, President and Founder, Custom Fire Apparatus. “We share a commitment to building quality equipment and serving our customers with the highest possible respect and dedication. We are eager to arrange face-to-face meetings with potential customers interested in learning more about our companies and our product offerings.”

“In Sutphen, we find traits that are consistent with our own,” agreed Wayde Kirvida, Factory Sales, Custom Fire Apparatus. “These traits are evident in the personnel, products and actions of Sutphen, including the unique nature of the Sutphen product. It represents the values of customers who place performance and durability above flash and thrift. These traits are consistent with ours.”

“Our business thrives on relationships,” said Ken Creese, Director, Sales and Marketing, Sutphen Corporation. “We are proud to welcome Custom Fire Apparatus to our distribution family in Minnesota and Wisconsin.”

About Sutphen: Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio-based, family-owned business that manufactures custom built emergency response vehicles. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, northwest of Columbus, the company has been in business since 1890. For more information, contact the sales officeor visit www.sutphen.com.

Note to Editor: Photos of Custom Fire Apparatus trucks at an actual fire are available upon request.

Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.
Wayde Kirvida, 612-325-1366
Factory Sales